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Q: What is the best way to keep a dog's teeth clean?

March 6, 2009 | By Lynne P. | 53 answers | Expired: 2042 days ago

What is the best way to keep a dog's teeth clean?

Are there any chews or treats out in market that actually clean the teeth?

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Barbara S. R.
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Mar 06, 2009

i get them cleaned every other year at vet and inbetween brush them with canine dog tooth paste and a brush

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Corinna S.
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Mar 06, 2009

My vet says that my 11 year old beagle has the best teeth she has ever seen. She gets rawhide chews (the thick rolls) a couple of times a month. The chewing wears plaque off their teeth and keeps their gums healthy. Also, you should limit the amount of soft food you feed and provide as large a kibble size as the dog will eat. Again, it's all about the chewing. Now that she's older I brush my beagle's teeth and gums with a doggie toothbrush and special peanut-butter flavored doggie toothpaste. I introduced her to it when she was young so she would tolerate it but did it infrequently until she got to be about 9. Really, the rawhide is the cheapest, easiest, most effective thing out there!

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SRAHE
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Mar 06, 2009

When I got my dog, her teeth were very yellow. I had heard that "Greenies" were good for teeth cleaning so I bought a big bag and gave one to my dog daily. They did clean her teeth pretty good but then I heard that they were dangerous for animals so I stopped using them and haven't used them sense.

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